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Travel: Greyhound bound

That Summer: in the first of a series recalling memorable journeys, Sophie Campbell remembers her rite of passage through the US

Poor old Jeffrey, a victim of so many misfortunes

Jeffrey Archer wants to be a big-city mayor. Let him take his place among his true peers - Koch, Daley, Sonny Bono

Valentine: Lovebirds and the raging torrent of emotion

Steenie Harvey visits Niagara Falls, the honeymoon capital of the world

Photography: Arms and the woman, resisting the imperialist aggressor

Today's stirring portrait from 1901 marks day two of The Independent's photographic history of the 20th century. As part of Photo 98 - The Year of Photography and Electronic Image, The Independent has been given exclusive access to the Hulton Getty Picture Library to celebrate every year from 1900 to 1998 with a photograph that encapsulates the spirit of the age.

Obituary: Tommy Tedesco

Tommy Tedesco, guitarist: born Niagara Falls, New York 1930; married (three sons, one daughter); died Northridge, California 10 November 1997.

Visual Arts: Oh come on, get a grip...

There's this annual exhibition. It's usually four artists in their thirties, it's chosen by judges who never argue in public. It's called the Turner Prize shortlist. See it for what it is, says Tom Lubbock

Interview: Away with the Irish

Jane Urquhart, a sort of 20th-century Canadian Bronte Sister, has written a very Superior novel about the far North. Jasper Rees takes the guided tour

Reputations in the balance for riskiest stunt in the world

JIt is possibly an act of utter madness. In today's overwhelmingly safety conscious climate, two men are intending to walk across a tightrope suspended 150ft above the River Thames. Without a safety net. All being well, Didier Pasquette, a Frenchman, and Jade Kindar-Martin, an American, will cross each other in the middle, one continuing towards the Oxo tower on London's South Bank, one to Victoria Embankment.

London Clubs pounds 192m bid for Capital blocked

London Clubs International, the casino group, found itself out of luck yesterday when its pounds 192m bid for rival Capital Corporation was blocked by the Government.

Racing: Asmussen rehearses his Ascot monologue

Richard Edmondson on a stylish rider with few equals in the chattering class

Golf: Long division adding up

Tim Glover finds the pendulum is swinging against the broomhandle

Learning to get the hang of it

The Royal College of Art has a new course in curating, but its first fruits, as seen in two shows, suggest little new is being taught

Homes: When the party's over

A new Act aims to protect the rights of adjoining neighbours.

Cricket: Famous five tip the balance

Stephen Brenkley considers the benefits for England of having a batsman-keeper

Falling for Bruce's charms

A cold May morning, with a pearly haze hanging over the wide Ontario grasslands as I drove north from Toronto. The single-street townships along the highway looked slow and sleepy; spring was arriving late in Canada, with the ice only now in retreat across the Great Lakes. The announcer on the car radio was chirpy enough, however, "K106.5 - the Mix that Kicks!" he warbled over the opening bars of a groaning cowboy ballad. "We'll put the spring in ya!"
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